BCC in the News

BCC in the News

Health + Hospitals spent zero on MWBE Covid contracts, comptroller says
October 20, 2021

With people of color disproportionately affected by the pandemic, supporting MWBEs is also a form of health equity, Stringer said in the report. Susi agreed, saying that when local businesses in diverse neighborhoods are excluded from major economic opportunities by large institutions, especially hospitals that rely on community ties and trust, it sets the community up for worse outcomes when a pandemic hits.

“Lifting up MWBEs becomes more than just about the money,” Susi said. “It’s about building civic infrastructure.”

BK Communities Collaborative Gives $3M to Local Groups During COVID
July 16, 2021

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative, a nonprofit that addresses health inequities in Brooklyn, has hit $3 million in donations to local groups serving the communities most impacted by COVID-19.
Brooklyn Communities Collaborative has distributed $3M to help Brooklynites get through COVID-19
July 15, 2021

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative, a nonprofit that addresses health inequities in BroLast week, Brooklyn Communities Collaborative announced it has reached its goal of handing out $3 million to help hard-hit Brooklyn neighborhoods. Since the pandemic began, 44 nonprofits have received funding from BCC’s Strong Communities Fund, which aims to address health inequities in Brooklyn and the economic and social factors that contribute to them.
More than $1M Allocated to Combat Vaccine Hesitancy, As Study Finds 60% of Brooklynites Remain Skeptical
April 12, 2021

More than 1,600 Brooklyn residents were surveyed as part of the study released by Brooklyn Communities Collaborative, Community Care of Brooklyn and Maimonides Medical Center, which set out to understand community attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccinations and inform outreach efforts. 
75 groups receiving funding for workforce development
March 2, 2021

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that 75 businesses, schools, and community-based organizations across the state were awarded nearly $9.5 million as part of the State’s historic Workforce Development Initiative.
$3 million in grants being given to save Brooklyn community groups during pandemic
Feb 08, 2021

Community organizations are critical in filling the needs of families living in poverty, especially now during the pandemic; they’ve had a tough time, but one group has stepped up to help the organizations.
Brooklyn Communities Collaborative Doles Out $3 Million to Local Nonprofits
June 28, 2020

Brooklyn Communities Collaborative (BCC) announced last week the first round of grants from its $3M Strong Communities Fund with over $180,000 going to four local nonprofits – the Arab American Family Support Center, CAMBA, exalt Youth, and Elite Learners.
Three Brooklyn Nonprofits Serving the Community Through COVID-19 Get $150,000 in Grants
December 3, 2020

Three Brooklyn nonprofits supporting communities most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have been awarded $150,000 by Brooklyn Communities Collaborative.
Hundreds of Brownsville Families Get Healthy Thanksgiving Meal From Brooklyn Non-Profits
November 25, 2020

In the lead up to Thanksgiving, Brooklyn non-profits and organizations have been in overdrive trying to tackle high levels of food insecurity across the borough so families can have a traditional holiday meal.